For BN Pick Your Fave today, we spotted Author and Media personality Toke Makinwa and Beauty Queen Ntandoyenkosi Mthethwa stunning in the same bespoke gown by South African designer Orapeleng Modutle.
The black gown features a beaded bodice which flows into an exaggerated train, cinched at the waist by a double-layer peplum and delicate lace finish. Toke wore it for the Met Gala themed Oceans 8 premiere in Lagos and paired it with a statement-making fascinator from Urez Kulture. The look was put together byHarvella Stylesand she had her makeup done byAnita Brows.
Toke Makinwa (born 3 November 1984) is a Nigerian radio personality, television host, vlogger, and author. She is known for her book, On Becoming, co-hosting The Morning Drive on Rhythm 93.7 FM and her YouTube vlog series Toke Moments. Makinwa was born on 3 November 1984 in Lagos state. She went to high school in Federal Government Girls’ College Oyo, Oyo State and graduated from the University of Lagos where she earned her Bachelor of Arts in English Language and Literature.
Makinwa (along with Tosyn Bucknor and Oreka Godis) was announced as one of the hosts of 3LiveChicks, an entertainment program which was initially launched only on the Web but was later extended to terrestrial TV stations in late 2012. Makinwa did not renew her contract with Flytime TV for season 2, and was subsequently replaced by her radio colleague Omalicha. In January 2014, Hip Hop World Magazine announced Makinwa as the host for its latest show Trending which debuted on Valentine’s Day.
In November 2016, Makinwa released her autobiography On Becoming. It tells of her struggles in life after she lost her parents in a house fire at the age of 8, as well as growing up and her version of what led to the break down of her marriage to Maje Ayida. n 2013, Makinwa became an ambassador of the United Africa Company of Nigeria alongside Osas Ighodaro, Dare Art Alade and Dan Foster. She also signed a multi-million naira contract with Nestlé Nigeria to become the new face of Maggi. In 2016 she became the brand ambassador and face of Mecran Cosmetics.On 15 January 2014, married Maje Ayida. In 2015, she separated from her husband following a scandal revealing he had impregnated his ex-girlfriend. On 5 October 2017, Makinwa’s marriage to Ayida was dissolved by an Igbosere High Court in Lagos on the grounds that Ayida committed adultery.
The 2016 Miss South Africa winner simply paired the look with a pair of black thin strap sandals with subtle makeup and a jaw-length bob hairstyle to go. She was styled by Advice by Kgosilesego. Media personality, Toke Makinwa, recently dropped nuggets of wisdom on her page for fans. Addressing those who hold back for fear of being judged, she pointed out that people will always talk and it shouldn’t stop anyone from taking any step in their life. Makinwa shared the post on social media where she also mentioned her failed marriage and how she was judged for it. According to her, those who had something to say about her life didn’t have all of theirs figured out and so, it didn’t really matter. In her post, she said: “In my own words, invest in your glow up For anyone out there living in the fear of being judged or misunderstood, listen – “ Greatness is first despised before being celebrated”.
Do you, do you over and over again and remember it’s really not that serious. I remember when my marriage broke up, I was judged by people who didn’t even have their sh*t together, years after I’ve seen some of those people go thru their own battles, some even worse than I did and it taught me to be kind, to have compassion to face my front cos nobody has it easy. Everyone you meet is fighting a battle that you know nothing about, let God alone be the judge of all of us cos it’ll be a d*mn shame if you perfect Nancy don’t make heaven because you played judge here on earth. #wednesdaymotivation #judgenot #liveforyourself.” Read more: https://www.naija.ng/1156321-toke-makinwa-sends-message-living-fear-judged.html#1156321